Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra

by Helen M. Johnson | 1931 | 742,503 words

This page describes Incarnation as a god which is the third part of chapter I of the English translation of the Mahavira-caritra, contained within the “Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra”: a massive Jain narrative relgious text composed by Hemacandra in the 12th century. Mahavira in jainism is the twenty-fourth Tirthankara (Jina) and one of the 63 illustrious beings or worthy persons.

Part 3: Incarnation as a god

At the end he performed the rite of propitiation (ārādhanā), recalled the formula of homage to the Five and after death became a god in Saudharma for the duration of a palyopama.[1]

Footnotes and references:


A palyopama is an inestimably long period of time. For details see I, n. 50,

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